Perhaps lately you’ve noticed the sun setting sooner, lights turning on earlier, and the impulse to stay in at night a little stronger. Give credit to the Winter Solstice marking its arrival today! The longest night of the year gives us a welcome opportunity to take a break from the “holly daze” for a relaxing evening at home.
Here’s a cheery suggestion–swing by your nearby Spec’s and gather up the ingredients below. Then head home and fire up the fireplace, let the lamps glow and toast this seasonal turning point with one of our favorite traditional concoctions.
2 oz citrus vodka
½ oz lemon juice
¼ oz pomegranate juice
1 oz simple syrup
Orange wedge for garnish
Add citrus vodka, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a short or highball glass with ice. Garnish with an orange wedge. Enjoy!